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Scholarship Deadline Alert

Florida Alliance Scholars applications due April 30 for Summer 2013
university and community-based research immersion programs

Tallahassee, FL (April 10, 2013) – The Sullivan Florida Alliance, known as Florida Alliance for Health Professions Diversity, is accepting applications for its Summer 2013 Florida Alliance Scholars Program. This university and community-based research program provides high school, undergraduate and master level graduate students with immersive experiences in research. Applications should be submitted via email no later than April 30, 2013.

Since 2008, 29 students have served as Florida Alliance Scholars, including eight from Florida A&M University, nine from the University of Florida (including six high school students through the Center for Pre-collegiate Education and Student Science Training Program), six from Florida State University, one each from College of William & Mary, Edward Waters College, Stanton College Preparatory School, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida and the University of South Florida. In 2013, with funding from the Office of Minority Health, Florida Department of Health and Florida Blue Foundation, the Florida Alliance Scholars Program is recruiting Cohort VI. Priority for selection will be students whose institutions are affiliated with the Florida Alliance for Health Professions Diversity.


  • Conduct research with faculty member or health provider in the community
  • Disseminate research through poster


  • At least a 3.0 GPA in a pre-health or health discipline.
  • Currently enrolled high school, undergraduate, recent graduate or masters level graduate student.
  • Transportation

Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of faculty and staff identified by the FAHPD Program Committee and approved by the FAHPD Executive Committee. Students will receive $500 for research expenses once all activities are completed. Mentors will also receive $500. These will be awarded to the student’s institution for payment.

Application Process:

Students interested in applying for the Florida Alliance Scholars Program should complete the enclosed application that includes 1-2 page essay discussing research interests, and include a resume, an unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information for three references. One of the references must be the student’s mentor who will assist the student in identifying a research placement. Students will be selected on the basis of academic record, articulation of research interests, professional goals, extracurricular involvement, and experience in and a desire to work with underserved populations. Applications should be submitted via email no later than April 30, 2013 to: Iris Young-Clark, Florida Alliance Scholars Coordinator, If you have questions, please contact Dr. Penny Ralston, Chair, FAHPD Program Committee,, 850.645.8110.

About The Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions

Under the leadership of Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions was organized in January 2005, to act on the reports and recommendations of the Sullivan Commission (Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions, September, 2004), and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. Healthcare Workforce (In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce). The Alliance’s goal is to provide the focused leadership, deep commitment, and sustainable efforts that will result in the addition to our nation’s workforce of more well-trained health professionals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds able to provide quality health care and innovative research in the decades ahead.

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